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U.S. launches bombing campaign on Islamic State in Libya

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. planes bombed Islamic State targets in Libya Monday, responding to the U.N.-backed government’s request to help push the militants from their former stronghold of Sirte in what officials described as the start of a sustained campaign against the extremist group in the city.

Firefighters struggle to slow Big Sur blaze

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. — Firefighters struggled on Sunday to slow a deadly wildfire that has raged for 10 days near California’s Big Sur coast, destroying dozens of homes and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents and campers, authorities said.

China to hold drills with Russia in South China Sea

BEIJING — China and Russia will hold “routine” naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday, adding that the drills were aimed at strengthening their cooperation and were not aimed at any other country.

Niceties abound as Johnson meets Ayrault who called him liar

PARIS — Modestly shaking his head to deny he was any good at speaking French, Britain’s new foreign minister Boris Johnson sought to charm a media audience in Paris during a joint appearance with his French counterpart, who recently called him a liar.

Death of black man in Canada after arrest sparks race debate

OTTAWA — The death of a mentally ill black man following his arrest by police in Canada’s capital has sparked calls for a probe into whether race was a factor in the incident as advocacy groups voiced concerns over police violence against minorities.

Islamists attack French church, slit priest’s throat

RUEN, France — Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a French church service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on Tuesday, a murder made even more shocking as one of the assailants was a known would-be jihadist under supposedly tight surveillance.

Up to 1.65 million women at risk for Zika

CHICAGO — As many as 1.65 million women of childbearing age in Central and Latin America are at risk of being infected with Zika, resulting in tens of thousands of pregnancies that could be affected by the mosquito-borne virus that is linked with severe birth defects.

Nineteen killed and dozens wounded in Japan knife attack

SAGAMIHARA, Japan — Nineteen people were killed and dozens were wounded after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in central Japan early on Tuesday, media reported, in Japan's worst mass killing in decades.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul attack, 80 dead

KABUL — Twin explosions tore through a demonstration by members of Afghanistan’s mainly Shi’ite Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 80 people and wounding more than 230 in a suicide attack claimed by Islamic State.

Erdogan declares state of emergency in Turkey

ISTANBUL — Turkey has declared a state of emergency across the country for three months in the wake of last week’s bloody failed coup attempt, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday in a live television broadcast.

Erdogan targets more than 50,000 in purge after coup fails

ISTANBUL — Turkey vowed to root out allies of the U.S.-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities.

Faith in government drops as France mourns victims

PARIS — Crowds jeered France’s leaders at a tribute on Monday to victims of last week’s truck attack in Nice and an opinion poll showed a sharp drop in confi dence in the ability of President Francois Hollande’s government to combat terrorism.

Turkey widens post-coup purge, demands Washington hand over cleric

ISTANBUL — Turkey purged its police on Monday after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup, and said it could reconsider its friendship with the United States unless Washington hands over a cleric Ankara blames for the putsch.